It's the Classroom, Stupid: A Plan to Save America's Schoolchildren

It's the Classroom, Stupid: A Plan to Save America's Schoolchildren

by Kalman R. Hettleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1607095491

ISBN-13: 9781607095491

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: R&L Education

This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research. The causes of failure, Hettleman shows, lie in obsolete ideas and false

Overview

This book presents a bold, unconventional plan to rescue our nation's schoolchildren from a failing public education system. The plan reflects the author's rare fusion of on-the-ground experience as school board member, public administrator and political activist and exhaustive policy research. The causes of failure, Hettleman shows, lie in obsolete ideas and false certainties that are ingrained in a trinity of dominant misbeliefs. First, that educators can be entrusted on their own to do what it takes to reform our schools. Second, that we need to retreat from the landmark federal No Child Left Behind Act and restore more local control. And third, that politics must be kept out of public education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607095491
Publisher:
R&L Education
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Series:
New Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Acknowledgements 2 Preface 3 PART I. INTRODUCTION 4 PART II. BEDROCK BARRIERS TO REFORM 5 PART III. WHO'S TO BLAME? 6 PART IV. A NEW EDUCATION FEDERALISM 7 PART V. BETTER WEAPONS OF MASS INSTRUCTION 8 PART VI. INTERIM REPORT CARD 9 About the Author

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